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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
+1 410-727-8120
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Nice afternoon but we've been to better children's museums

We enjoyed our time at the Port Discovery Children's Museum, but we did expect it to be a bit nicer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wandermom321
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New Jersey
Not that impressive

This was listed as one of the top 5 children’s museums in the US - so maybe my expectations where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
momoffiveinpa
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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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Port Discovery Children’s Museum is ranked among the top 5 children’s museums in the United States! (Child Magazine)Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Toddle and crawl through Tot Trails. Get healthy and fit in Kick It Up!. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tiny’s Diner or climb and slide through KidWorks, a 3-story urban treehouse.Port Discovery Children's Museum hosts educational programs, special events, and special exhibits, including the upcoming Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego - Let's Explore! exhibit, coming to the Museum September 16thm 2017 through February 19, 2018.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“water room” (29 reviews)
“jungle gym” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
Downtown
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"water room"
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"climbing structure"
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"jungle gym"
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"mystery house"
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"all ages"
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"older kids"
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"water play"
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"change of clothes"
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"egyptian room"
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"parking validation"
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"royal farms"
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"three story"
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"great place for kids"
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"different areas"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our time at the Port Discovery Children's Museum, but we did expect it to be a bit nicer given the fact that it was rated as one of the Top 5 Children's Museum's in the US - it doesn't hold a candle to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was listed as one of the top 5 children’s museums in the US - so maybe my expectations where set too high. I wasn’t that impressed. Seemed kinda old and dated. We had a one and just 3 year old. First the main attractions...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, as other reviewers note, this is basically an indoor playground/touch-everything museum. But it is a children's museum, so...of course! Be prepared to be watching your kid(s) like a hawk on busy weekends or during the mad rush of school field trip groups. The center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went once with my daughter and left after 15 minutes. Just not a place where I felt I could relax and let my guard down around my daughter.More

Thank Greg G
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PortDiscovery, other at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Greg, We're very sorry to hear this. While we know Chuck E. Cheese is a fun place, we aim to offer a much different experience where children and families can learn through play. We'd love to have the opportunity to talk with you and...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I would call it an indoor playground, certainly fun for my 3 year old grandson. There is a large climbing area in the center of the place which is not really for kids under five. There are plenty of things for younger kids to do...More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Port Discovery Children’s Museum! We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience, and that your grandson had fun! In addition to being a great place for kids of all ages to play, our exhibits and events are designed...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Took my 3 kids ( 12, 9 years old boys and 2 years old girl) to this museum. Climbing place was great and my boys spent a lot of time there just go to different enters and exits. Wile sons were busy I️ went around...More

Thank Larissa921
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed their visit and experience at the Museum. We hope to see you in the Museum again soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I love this place. it is great for younger kids, the tree house it amazing. it can get crowded but overall each time I have taken my kids there, they have had a blast.More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are honored to be one of the best places for kids in Baltimore! If you are looking for a little less crowded experience, you might want to try weekday afternoons or Sunday visits. Crowds tend to...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We took our 3 year old granddaughter and she loved it. Of course, she had been there before, so knew her way around. We particularly loved the room for 3 and under. It was closed in so they couldn't escape to the large area of...More

Thank wandabhall
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for bringing your granddaughter to the Museum, and for your kind feedback! We're glad you enjoyed our Tot Trails exhibit/room, and hope you are able to visit again soon! Each visit is a bit of a different experience and an opportunity to see...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

They have fixed exhibits such as a climbing area, a water area, a craft room where kids can make projects, a mummy room, and pretend diner with plastic food which is very popular and a few others. Just vending machines for food. The crowd thins...More

Thank ALandSONJA
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are working on some options for food in the Museum as we understand that would be a great addition for our guests - we hope to have good...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited Port Discovery based on other reviews. It’s a great place for kids age 5 and under. My 6-yr old was a bit bored in the toy kitchen and several areas meant for younger children. She enjoyed the climbing structure and art room. We...More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your visit wasn’t as engaging as you had hoped. Our exhibits are designed for a variety of age ranges and hope that all of our visitors enjoy several hours of play and learning...More

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1 November 2017|
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Response from Pamela H | Reviewed this property |
Everyone pays to go in. Since this is a hands-on kind of place, even parents will be able to "play."
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Response from bridges c | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the Egyptian area.
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
To really get to play at everything - about 3 hours.
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